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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2017
     
    Posted By: DuracellCarbon found in 3.95bn-year-old rocks is remnant of ancient life – researchers

    It almost seems as if we keep pushing life back further and further and even though that means life can somehow arise and prosper in more extreme environments (compared to life developing later), that just makes it more surprising that we don't detect any recognisable evidence of life out there. Whatever else, it's a bloody good paradox.
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    What if there was life around here before the sun even ignited?
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2017
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanWhat if there was life around here before the sun even ignited?

    It just makes it more surprising that we don't detect ... blah blah.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2020 edited
     
    Pro squid quote:

    "If there is something on Mars, it's likely to be very small—bacteria.

    "But I think we've got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus."

    https://phys.org/news/2020-02-certainty-life-europa-mars-uk.html
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2020 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2020
     
    Stratosphere, dump them in the Venusian atmosphere and in billion years there will beautiful eager women living there, pity we will be extinct.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2020
     
    comicsalliance.com/files/2012/05/swampcv12.jpg

    cv12 must have come before cv19
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    Beautiful.
    Eager.
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    The video version
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTxZXkp-6sI

    It's the Krebs Cycle and its reverse.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2020
     
    No matter how life began on earth, it seems indisputable that the universe set up the conditions for life. But a radical twist has now been offered by the prominent stem-cell biologist Robert Lanza and theoretical physicist Matej Pavšič in their deliberately startling new book, The Grand Biocentric Design. As Lanza bluntly declares in the book’s introduction, “Life is not a product of the universe but the other way around.” Lanza calls this theory “biocentrism,” which he introduced in his 2010 book of the same name.

    ref
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2020
     
    Well, OK. But it seems to evade the small difficulty that minds are apparently to be found only in carefully organised lumps of matter, whether or not they claim precedence.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2020 edited
     
    Many things that "seem indisputable" actually ... aren't. For example, out of the entire bazillion bits of solid ground in the observable universe, almost all of it is completely inimical to LAWKI. Completely. In fact the only place we know of, in all the vastness of night, is this little patch of spinning dirt we occupy. The rest is, as far as we know, constructed completely without regard for "life" and in fact would not even notice if there wasn't any at all, anywhere. So far as we can tell, life makes absolutely no difference to the Universe, anywhere but strictly locally.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2020
     
    Deepak Chopra...urgh
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2020
     
    I'm sure he thinks better of you.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2020
     
    Are you?
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2020
     
    "By turning to the processes by which consciousness operates, The Grand Biocentric Design provides a wealth of evidence in support of the notion that everything in existence is consciousness modifying itself."

    I doubt it.
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    Word salad
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2020
     
    One is the loneliest number...

    In newly published research from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute, scientists study the likelihood of key times for evolution of life on Earth and conclude that it would be virtually impossible for that life to evolve the same way somewhere else.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a34771475/does-intelligent-life-exist-elsewhere/